Did You Know?
Playing a plainer role means everything is dependent on the credentials of the actor, not the fact that they are as pretty as Julia Roberts. People start to look at their talent rather than their appearance. And playing the ugly part often means less time in the make-up chair, which is a great benefit on set.
Was working as a receptionist in a physician's office and was about to go on tour in Dubai in a production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' when she was asked to read for a role in ITV's Downton Abbey